Jewels of Southern Italy: Matera to Lecce

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  Tour Operator  Cyclomundo


 8 days (Bike: 5 days)

  342 km  (~68km per day)


 Hilly, Quiet roads



If Mediterranean sunshine and flavorful cuisine are what you crave, Italy is the obvious destination choice.

Not so visible are the cities of the southeastern peninsula, in Apulia (Puglia in Italian) —Sassi di Matera, Alberobello, Lecce, Otranto and Gallipoli — that are off the beaten tourist track (for now!) One of Italy’s best-kept secrets, Apulia is home to an incredible mix of natural beauty and historic relics, plus two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Cyclists in Apulia enjoy virtually traffic-free country roads over mostly flat terrain, some of which follow the coastline while others cover the lush inland plateaus. Whether you want to stop for a swim, enjoy a coffee in the piazza, or visit every castle, church, and museum is up to you!

Tour Information





Cost From

Self-Guided    965


January through July and September through December in 2023

Single Supplement

from 315 €

Elevation Gain

  2755 m


  • 7 nights’ accommodation in guesthouses and 3-star hotels "of character"
  • Daily breakfast
  • Meeting with our local representative
  • Luggage transfers
  • Marked maps and/or cue sheets and route notes
  • Tourist information
  • Pre-loaded GPS unit
  • Assistance if necessary (you will be provided with our local rep’s mobile number)
  • Service charges and most taxes


  • Nominal city taxes, to be paid in cash directly at each hotel
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Train ticket from Ostuni to Lecce (approx. 6.10 euros per person) – Bikes are free of charge in regional trains
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Mid and high season supplement


  • Accommodation upgrade 4-star hotels
  • Bicycle rentals (these prices include the drop-off fee)
    • Hybrid bikes are available at the rate of 125 euros per bike
    • Electric bikes are available at the rate of 245 euros per bike


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